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Ninna Gaensler-Debs


Update: As of January 2018, the Trump administration has ended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for both Haiti and El Salvador. That means over 250,000 TPS holders will have to return to their home countries.

More than 55,000 immigrants are living in California with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) — a form of humanitarian relief for those whose home countries have had some kind of catastrophe. Now, they’re at risk of losing their legal status.


On the April 20th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Jean Wiener, Haitian environmentalist and founder of the Foundation for the Protection of Marine Biodiversity. He’s in town to receive the Goldman Environmental Prize. Haiti’s fragile environment has been severely threatened by pollution and deforestation. Haiti's reefs are the most overfished in the world. What’s being done to protect Haiti’s natural resources? And who’s being impacted by its biodiversity loss? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar.